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Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
prices will triple in america. that is that the action we want to take to rejuvenate our economy. what can we do to preserve jobs in the u.s. and in indiana? i believe you do it through tax cuts. we are losing jobs to mexico. we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. why don't we incentivize businesses to grow in our great state? let's not penalize them for sending jobs elsewhere. >> i agree with that. while trade agreements must be fair and must scrutinize them carefully, it is important as a nation that the u.s. be able to export to other countries. in the and that derives a great number of jobs from the export of goods. we have to be careful not to cut off our nose to spite our face. we need to provide the basis for jobs to be preserved in america. the incentives through lower regulations -- this administration is imposing taxes on small business, in opposing that on indiana is costing us all lot of money -- imposing that on indiana is costing us. >> benjamin franklin said no country was ever destroyed from free trade. what we have done with nafta has been one part
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 2:00pm EDT
in america and reduce our dependence on middle eastern oil. but that is not the policy we have. the president has the epa out there trying to bully the country. we are turning the other way and saying, c none saying dispositionap and trade energy -- we are turning the other way and saying, none of this past and trade energy tax -- cap and trade energy tax. the president followed that up with a $1.9 trillion increase in the national debt. increased the credit card of the country. we had already maxed out the credit card, but the president said that was not enough. he wanted to double down. he created a government takeover of health care. the bill grew and grew and grew. there were backroom deals analyzed a -- and lies. before they passed it, they had to have a reconciliation bill to fix the problems of the first bill before it was even signed into law. the health care czar has the authority to take your health care away from you even if you like it. what are we doing with all of these czars? get rid of them in. [applause] you have literally got a shot of government running around. you have c
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 2:00am EDT
to take that hill. [applause] secondly, to win back america, to win back the american congress for the american people, we needq)4 to campaign s conservatives. [applause] to face the enormous challenges ahead, we do not just need a majority of republicans on capitol hill, we need a conservative majority on capitol hill. [applause] we need men and women committed to fight for a strong defense, for limited government, and for traditional american values without apology and without acrimony. i am conservative, but i am not in a bad mood about it. -- we need to find happy warriors. men and women that will go into every neighborhood regardless of race and creed and color. our idea is no boundaries in america. jack kemp taught me that. [applause] lastly, we have to show the american people that we know what is at stake. we need to offer a compelling vision for a better america, grounded in the timeless principles of the declaration of independence. as well as the constitution of the united states of america. [applause] despite the political gains of the past year, america is changing
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 10:00am EDT
this to a mass audience than anyone in america. next to barbara, we are pleased to have chris hayes, the washington editor of "the nation" magazine. he has written in lots including "the american prospect." we are very pleased to have this panel. what we have for tonight is a very conversational format. my colleague, mike kazin and i will inform questions for our panel, but we really want to engage our questions and each other and then after we have had a chance to do that for a little while, and we would like them to engage with you. there is a microphone in the center aisle. after we have had a conversation, i invite you to line up at the microphone and asked were questions to the panel they go again, we are so pleased to have you for this discussion tonight. i think i have said enough at this point and i will turn it over to my colleague, michael kazin. >> thank you. i want to thank joe and the initiative for helping to sponsor this and putting this together. also, to joanne. well, the first question on the table on the leaflet is what is the state of the labor movement today and
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 10:00am EDT
as we were together on a bipartisan basis. to craft a realization designed to get america's lowest performing schools back on track. i will turn to my very capable partner in this perhapfor his og statement. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you for your diligent work in moving this along on fixing "no child left behind." it is an old version and i'm sure we will have a new version here before long. we for to created thea diverse witness list and i look for to learning more from each of you this afternoon. the knowledge of practice to bring to the table will help us as we move forward to develop legislation that builds upon what we have learned from "no child left behind" and fixes what has not been working. two issues i will focus on as we read author is a -- we authorize this. first, the man didn't turn around models could have on a roll and frontier schools and school districts. the second is the research base used to determine whether these models have proven to be effective at turning around a performing schools. roll and frontier schools and school districts are unique an
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 2:00pm EDT
[inaudible] i was wondering with america just struggling to pay their bills, losing their jobs [inaudible] and fail to pay taxes on rental properties? [inaudible] nseries why are you such a disgrace? i have my tax returns. can i be free from other penalties? ♪ ♪ i want to introduce the next speaker a warrior here in washington, d.c. today in and day out is battling the injustice of the tax code. he formed the taxpayer protection pledge. he asked every candidate, every incumbent to sign it, reduce taxes this. he lives here in washington, d.c. but he is in part from washington, d.c. because he is a warrior who understands the tax code as well as anyone. i want you to give a big war round of applause for a fellow patriots, grover norquist from the americans for tax reform. [cheering] >> we have thousands of americans getting together today and over a thousand rallies in washington, d.c. and across america and it's not possible to thank all the people who took the time and effort to organize that but i would like to say special thank you to the three who did the most to make th
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2010 2:00am EDT
model could be applied to america or rwanda, i think you have to take that with the huge pinch of salt, and these are valid points, but i guess the fundamental issue we face is how do we build advantages? we need to be able to direct resources in a focused way. to adopt the american model -- that is a an idea. that is maybe a myth that we all aspire to, but it is something we cannot afford. if we want to do that, we do not have the critical numbers, which is why when john was in singapore, we had a chat. to really do large-scale innovation, there's a certain balance between directing, and i guess from where i sit, which is where we do long term investments into innovation, it is about building that greenhouse. it is allowing that serendipity. he was working with a member of my staff and working, so it is little niches of various places, but i think coming back to rich's floyd, to say singapore is the world's great grandchild oversells us. >> i think we're at a time when there are lots of promising practices and provocative examples, but the thing i always say to people when they try to
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. i know that the department of justice has helped enforce the help america of the act, and has worked with polling places to ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities, but although most polling places now have accessible voting machines, the gao recently found that half of "accessible voting machines" may pose problems to many with disabilities, as such as those in wheelchairs. what action has the civil rights division taken to address this problem? >> i am familiar with that report, and we are actively working jurisdiction by jurisdiction. because of the volume of precincts, and i know in my own state of maryland we had a number of precincts that had accessibility issues, so we are feverishly working to make sure, not simply that the facilities are physically accessible, but then workingq on issues involvig people with vision impairment. we have read more about that and heard more about that recently. that is certainly a broad part of our overall agenda of ensuring that everybody who is eligible to vote can do so. >> thank you. that is so important. if i had known
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 10:30am EDT
were losing an average of 750,000 jobs each month. today, america is adding jobs again. one year ago, the economy was shrinking rapidly. today, the economy is growing. in fact, we've seen the fastest turn around in growth in nearly three decades. but you're here and i'm here because we've got more work to do. until this progress is felt not just on wall street but on main street, we can't be satisfied. until the millions of our neighbors who are looking for work can find a job, and wages are growing at a meaningful pace, we may be able to claim a technical recovery but we will not have truly recovered. and even as we seek to revive this economy, it's also incumbent on us to rebuild it stronger than before. we don't want an economy that has the same weaknesses that led to this crisis. and that means addressing some of the underlying problems that led to this turmoil and devastation in the first place. now, one of the most significant contributors to this recession was a financial crisis as dire as any we've known in generations, at least since the 30s. and that crisis was borne of a f
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
with his their wives to bring about lasting changes in america. today i believe that ben hooks should be remembered as one of the founding fathers of the new america. he had the capacity, he had the ability to bring the dirt under the rug into the open light in order for us to deal with it. ben helped liberate not just people but a nation. there are people who come along from time to time to talk commissions and mandates. some of them are like a firecracker and pop off. others are like a pilot light that just keep burning. ben was like a pilot light. they could send others to the front line, but they always played it safe. ben hooks never played it safe. he was not a broadway show. with his booming voice, his fierce intellect, his commitment to justice, he had the power to move an audience and inspire people to action. he was a warrior, a fighter to the end. he was a man of great persistence and determination. this man that i got to know, ben hooks, i saw him in those board meetings saying listen, this is what we should do. he was a kindred spirit. when the nation called him, he was t
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 10:30am EDT
years ago. every program since 1987. the video library, cable's latest gift to america. >> first lady michelle obama talked to c-span and a group of students at the white house on wednesday about one of her signature initiatives, fighting childhood obesity in america. included in the conversation, matthew shim ra from hawaii whose film won the middle school first prize. other student cam film makers who focused on the topic joined the discussion by phone. 21st century. >> good morning on this beautiful spring day and welcome to the white house. we're very pleased to be here at the white house for a dialogue on childhood obesity and childhood health with the first lady michelle obama. we're very pleased for this program, which is live this morning, to have students from all around the washington, d.c. area and students watching all across the country, some of them calling in with questions on our discussion on childhood obesity. we'll be here for 45 minutes, and we hope to learn more about this topic and why it's so important to young people's health and how to stay healthy, and alts w
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 2:00am EDT
border is iraq. are you concerned about america withdrawing their troops from iraq under the present timetable? . >> i believe in the iraqi people. i believe there is a new phase in their life that will have an effect on iraq's stability and the role that america has to play. i think that we have a good story happen here. -- happening here. >> i think that is very encouraging for all of us to hear because from a -- from this side of the water, we think that is happening. there is a concern that there would be a fall back afterwards , after the americans leave. >> i was in congress for six hours today and nobody asked me about iraq. [applause] [laughter] >> this year marks the anniversary of the united states and jordanian diplomatic ties. anniversaries are useful time to look back. how would you assess the jordanian/u.s. relationship as it stands now, as it was 10 years ago or five years ago? >> again, the relationship between our two countries was under king hussein's. it started very strongly. today, it is as strong if not stronger than it has ever been. we are partners in bringing
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 1:00pm EDT
and not provide free attorneys to people who are attacking the united states of america? >> lets look at what happened with regard to the detroit bomber, abdulmutallab. the fbi agents who have a polity that when people are taken into custody give miranda warnings. they had the presence of mind given their experience and given the concern they have been given the knowledge of the law to understand in that initial interaction they did not have to give him his miranda warnings in the information they got from him can be used in the a trial against him under >> well, i don't know if the public said the exception goes to 50 minutes -- have you ever had a case go that long? have you ask somebody if they have a gun, or i have a bomb, but after a while that exception ends. >> given the experience and that set of facts, i think that the federal government has acted appropriately here. the statement from the mint would be admissible. >> well i'm saying that a defense lawyer would make that point. >> well, i'm sure, but there would lose it in my court. >> this is really significant. let me say about how
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
-span program since 1987. the video library. cables latest gift to america. >> this years c-span studentcam competition asked middle and high school students dealing with one of our countries greatest strengths or the challenges it faces. here's one of the third place winners. >> climate change - and the bottom line is they don't care about that but the policy. >> i don't want anything in my old life. - [multiple voicesvoices] >> in america, it seems we're always facing new challenges. our recent challenges seem to be more complicated than ever. they all need solutions yet sometimes finding an answer that makes everyone happy with this can be difficult. time and time again, i see and feel the tension between the different sides of issues. not sure what to think about this, i started asking questions like. are the apposing sides really as divided as they seem and more importantly do people know how to resolve conflicts between conflicts. >> take the vast majority of people and they don't know. they get their news from t.v. and it's a passive, okay i know what's going on. no sports and we
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
there is very reasonable disagreement in america. in fact, one of the great things to think about this country and its legal tradition is that there is room for the disagreement. as much as i like my own views, i confess to you that i would be a little afraid if i was the only voice speaking and that everything went my way. that is not the kind of certainty that i have about my own views. i hope my writing reflects the more thoughtful writings reflect that discipline and restraint. >> madam chairman, thank you. if there is an opportunity for us to visit privately i would welcome that. i suspect there may be questions for the record falling out. goes without saying that you can add or elaborate on your answers. >> i would like to close this off with a few words. questions? [laughter] >> i would note that sutton is here and he was a skilled attonrey -- attorney and that went on for 12 hours. we have had some long hearings. this certainly did not exceed the normal. with regards to your comments about constitutional fidelity that "it may be valid when the object of the interpretation is one of the
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> there are plenty of challenges facing america today , the economy, high unemployment. but as energy continues to get more and more scarce, the amount of solid waste discarded in land fills every year becomes more and more costly. the figures from the e.p.a. are truly staggering. did you know that about 135 million tons of municipal solid waste was discarded in land fills in 2008? that's 54%. and you can't recycle everything. >> would it be good if we could reverse that process? >> today we'll be looking at green technology. >> incineratorings have been used in the past. >> it's used as a fuel. >> however, they create environmental concerns. >> one popular system performs methane gas. >> this gas can be process and had turned into natural gas or into it. >> extract the methane gas which is produced in the land fill. methane gas is natural gas, the same gas you use in your gas pedals and gas water heater and it's produced in land fills every day. ought a it fights us. >> within problem with this technology, though, is that all the solids in the land fills are still being wasted. >> actually pre
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 2:00am EDT
of america. -- thoughtfully provided by the cigar institute of america. >> then he unlocked the doors because they have been locked. the real heroes start pouring in at this time. the faults in the back room who gave us at hand when we needed them. the final phase of every mission, the final celebration, is to pass out an american flag. we had the flag that we passed. we started this tradition when we set our first american -- second record. it was the record when we rounded the two spacecraft the first time. since then, there has been an american flag in hand of every controller at the time of touchdown. this is just spectacular time for us. i do not think anyone will ever forget those final moments. these are always something. while we wait for the crew to recover -- the backup crews and the capcoms always develop some kind of parity on what happened during the course of the mission. and this was a parity that was taken off after a very short set of comments i made during the misison. -- th emission -- the mission. he said, i think it is an instrument -- instrumentation flight. he said, we
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 10:30am EDT
the warnings, he clammed up and did not resume operations for weeks. on january 20, the heads of america's intelligence ages sizz testified they were not consulted on this decision. yet, on february 3 you wrote a let tore congress saying that he was mirnedized, quote, with the knowledge of and with no objection from all other relevant departments of government. close quote. in that same letter you wrote, quote, i am confident that the decision to address him through our criminal justice system has not and will not compromise our ability to obtain information needed to detect and prevent future attacks. there can be no doubt that treating terrorists as regular criminals will reduce our ability to obtain intelligence. and six years ago, you acknowledged that fact. in a supreme court brief, a brief you failed to disclose as required during your confirmation process, you candidly admitted that the civilian criminal system possesses inherent limitations that, quote, might impede the investigation of a terrorist offense under some circumstances. close quote. including our ability, quote, to de
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, but a deep patriotic pride that the work they did and the energy they produced made america strong and free. [applause] my wishes this, that every american takes time to say a prayer for every coal miner working today that keeps our nation vibrant and safe, to not only thing them, but to honor them for their work and the patriotism. [applause] i also want to take a moment to recognize our rescue teams were with us here tonight. [cheers and applause] >> they are seated on the floor among our miner's family members. they stood side by side with all of us through the disaster and put to their own lives at risk to fall -- to find their fallen brothers. and when we ultimately learn that we have lost them all, our rescuers, those rescuers, switched their cap lights back on and went back into the mines to bring their friend's home in the most honorable way. god bless you. [cheers and applause] we all thank you. we are honored that you were with us this evening. i want to thank president obama and want to thank vice-president biden who have come today to make this journey of honor with us. thank yo
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 6:00am EDT
and the place i call home. but as day turns to night in the south's largest city, atlanta, like many of america's large cities becomes the headquarters of the third largest criminal industry in the world. human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal offense in the world affecting the lives of over 700,000 people each year. to help me understand more i contacted angel vicars the director of program strategy at well spring living a faith based rehabilitation center targeting victims of sex trafficking especially. on top of wanting to know what human trafficking was i first wanted to know who is to blame. >> here is the interesting thing. to point the blame would be very difficult. if you look back in history slavery has been around from the beginning of time. you can find accounts of some form of slavery at the peak of the slave trade there were 12 million people who were taken against their will and brought into slavery into different countries. >> human trafficking. trafficking is a modern day slave trade. >> we are talking around 200,000 people at least that are trafficked in bondage. thi
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 1:00pm EDT
america. >> why did you decide to focus on it for your documentary? >> it is an important question that people need to understand, that it is a big problem in america. >> let's talk about what you knew before you started the documentary. >> i did not know much about it at all, actually. i knew it was a problem that people do not want to talk about. and that is something that is very prominent in america alone. we need to understand that. we need to see what is going on behind the wall that nobody wants to climb. >> you interviewed angel vicker. what did you learn? >> e open up -- he opened up the points about the world. she told us about how she was able to help a lot of the victims that were going around on the streets, how they rescue them, how they were able to rehabilitate these people. i think that was important. >> what are some problems associated with trying to stop human trafficking? >> there are many federal places that do not really understand the problem, they do not know what the entire situation is. they need to understand it completely, what they are looking for -- t
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
have a viral hepatitis issue in america and globally and we know more americans have chronic viral hepatit hepatitis, there is more of an incidence of that than hiv/aids and the disease is 100 times more infectious than h.i.v. i'mç grateful for the presiden for requesting the increase in the 2011 appropriation budget. i'm glad that assistant secretary had begun two major inter agen interagency task forces on that issue and wore very appreciative of that activity.çç and i'm also aware there is about $500 million for prevention and wellness funds made available through this bill. but there is nothing that says how it will be spent. is there -- do you have any idea how your department will look at that and how it will be spent? >> congressman, i think that we are still seeking guidance from membersçç in the house and se about that 2010 appropriation for the prevention funds. we did invest both our 2010 and we have a spend plan for the 2011 -- i 19the 2009 and -- i mean the 2009 and 2010 prevention funds as part of the recovery act and we see this as an opportunity to amplif
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2010 2:00am EDT
america's -- emeritus. fred. and our current chairman of the board. howard. i would also like to recognize the more than 130 members of the institute's board of trustees, who have traveled from every corner of our nation to be here today. . the litany of challenges is well known. two wars, the specter of nuclear proliferation, the ever- present threat of terrorism, and the skirts of radical extremism. the deficit of democracy and human rights, the unfulfilled promise of reconciliation, and peace between arabs and and israelis, and the list goes on, but we are not without tools for change, and the tool is the impressive human capital brought to address these challenges. our guest is a prime example of this. in and out of uniform, general james jones has dedicated a lifetime of service to our nation. as a marine, he sought combat in vietnam. he rose through the ranks to serve as, of the marine corps. -- commandant of the marine corps. almost immediately after his retirement, he decided to take on an easy job. he was appointed by secretary of state condoleezza rice as the special
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